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Yatri Dies of Cardiac Arrest at Baltal

Srinagar, July 08: A pilgrim tragically lost his life due to a cardiac arrest at Baltal in Kashmir on Monday. The incident has cast a shadow over the ongoing pilgrimage, bringing attention to the health risks faced by many devotees.

According to an official from the news agency Kashmir Scroll, the deceased has been identified as Chandra Bhan, a 59-year-old resident of Patiala, Punjab. Chandra Bhan fell ill at the Base Camp in Baltal and subsequently passed away due to cardiac arrest.

The official stated that after completing the necessary medico-legal formalities, Chandra Bhan’s body was handed over to his legal heirs. This will allow his family to proceed with the last rites and give him a proper farewell.

This incident underscores the need for adequate medical facilities and preparedness at pilgrimage sites. The challenging terrain and high altitude can pose significant health risks to pilgrims, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Authorities are urged to ensure that all necessary medical support and emergency response teams are readily available at such sites. This can help manage and mitigate health emergencies, potentially saving lives.

Pilgrims are also advised to undergo thorough health check-ups before embarking on such strenuous journeys. Ensuring they are fit for travel can help prevent such unfortunate incidents.

Further proceedings regarding the incident have been initiated by the authorities. It is crucial to investigate and implement measures to prevent similar occurrences in the future, ensuring the safety and well-being of all pilgrims.

The pilgrimage continues amidst this sorrowful event, reminding everyone of the importance of health and safety precautions during such arduous spiritual journeys.

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